Friday, August 15, 2008

Stay Informed of Health Matters with Dr. Joseph Mercola

For Dr. Joseph Mercola, the proper diet combined with a healthy lifestyle will help you gain optimal health.

Mercola, an osteopathic physician trained in the art of natural medicine, is the founder of At, he helps people get back on track, healthwise, by giving advice on what to eat and informing them of factors that may have an adverse effect on their health.

One of these factors centers on the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on health.

EMFs emanate from electrically-charged objects. The excessive presence of man-made EMFs in our homes cause what is known as electro smog. The abundance of EMFs come from domestic electrical installations and household appliances including power lines, mobile phones, radios, television sets, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, satellite dishes and electrical motors and transformers in general.

Is electro smog harmful to your health?

There is a lot of research going on about this, including those that indicate an increased health risk concerning the use of mobile phones. As early as March 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft report recommending that EMFs be classified as a probable Class B carcinogen – the same level as formaldehyde, DDT, dioxins and PCBs. However, the EPA succumbed to pressure from utility, military and computer lobbyists and did not classify EMFs as a Class B carcinogen in its final revision, saying that it was not appropriate to label EMFs as carcinogenic until proven by further studies.

While at present, EMFs still cannot be directly linked to cancer and other serious ailments, what’s certain is that as technology continues to evolve, so does the risk of electro smog.

The effect of EMFs is just one issue. At, Dr. Mercola tells you what you need to know because your health is important. Learn about the things you can do and what to avoid in order to stay healthy with his free Natural Health Newsletter. It provides tons of articles and information on anything and everything related to your health.

For Dr. Mercola, living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding risk factors is as important as having the proper diet. Dr. Mercola attends to patients at his clinic, the Natural Health Center (formerly known as the Optimal Wellness Center ). Get to know more about Dr. Mercola and his practice at

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